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Mar 26 2013

Neferet's Curse by P.C and Kristin Cast

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Atom, 2013. ISBN 978-1-907411-20-5
Neferet's Curse is a House of Night Novella by P.C and Kristin Cast. This novel depicts young Neferet before she was an all-mighty vampire priestess, this gives the reader an insight behind her mask of power, and this shows how she gained that power.
This novel takes place in the form of a journal kept by Neferet as a youth. It is written in way that makes it easy for the reader to relate with the main character and her various situations throughout the journal; it is very emotionally grabbing and makes you want to continue reading until the end. This novel was written for older teens because they are more likely to understand the concepts and language that takes place within the book. The language itself inside the book is a marvellous display of what it was like at the turn of the century and how formal society was with its language and manner. It gives the book a sense of time and placement throughout history.
Each character has a very different personality and they are all quite different from Neferet and how she sees the world. Their different views and qualities makes them all quite unique and defined.
The theme in this novel is more based on fantasy and change and this gets the reader thinking about what it was really like back in that time and age. Small events lead up quite well to the main complication of the story; this provides a full awareness of the character's situation at the time and how Neferet felt.
Sarah Filkin

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